Essendon Country Club

£3,500 - £6,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
4 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Essendon Country Club offers you full exclusivity of our Classic 16th century Grand Barn, with stunning views and spacious rooms it is the perfect venue for a wedding!
Pricing & Costs

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Our Grand Barn Venue Hire rates include: • A specialised personal wedding planner to guide you through the experience and offer help and suggestions whenever needed. • All tables and chairs in the format of your choice. • White table linen and linen napkins, cutlery/crockery and glassware. • Waiting staff, bar staff and wine waiters, a dedicated duty manager and wedding planner on the day. • A private bar, wooden dance floor and alcove staging for a DJ or Band. • PA system for background and ceremony music, cordless mic for speeches, TV screen for video/photos in the lower barn, silver cake stand & cake knife and a wooden easel for your Seating Plan. • Full exclusivity of the venue from 7am – 12am on the day of the wedding.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

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What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Corkage charge applicable
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

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Minimum Number of Guests
- Exclusive Venue Hire and Exclusive use of the venue. - Use of the Estate Grounds for a pre-wedding ❖ Bride & Bridesmaid shoot or Engagement shoot ❖ Pre-Menu tasting Evening for 4 ❖ Pre-Wine tasting Evening for 4 ❖ Pre-Wedding Brunch for 6 guests ❖ Reception drinks–2 drinks per person ❖ Canapés 4 types ❖ 3-Course Gourmet Wedding Breakfast Menu ❖ 1⁄2 a bottle of Wine per person ❖ Glass of fizz to toast ❖ Tea, Coffee & Chocolates ❖ Rustic Sweetie Cart with all your favorites' ❖ Evening buffet. Eg “Hog Roast” ❖ Evening Bar Credit of £250. Great for your extra evening guests ❖ PA system for background music, cordless mic for speeches, cake stand and knife, easel for seating plan ❖ House DJ with PA system and Lighting ❖ 4 Golf Green Fees for use before your Big Day ❖ Personal Wedding Planner to guide you through every stage.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
We specialize in bespoke weddings, allowing you to build your own package around your own ideas, requirements and budget, making the day as personal to you as possible.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jo Newell
Thank you for checking out Essendon Country Club and congratulations on your engagement! Our Grand 16th Century Oak Framed Barn is surrounded in 400 acres of stunning countryside, the perfect place to host your exclusive wedding ceremony and/or reception. We specialise in bespoke weddings, allowing you to build your own package around your own ideas, requirements and budget, making the day as personal to you as possible.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ellie & Matt Durrant
Happy couple married in June
June 2023
Our day was truly AMAZING
Where do we even start! We cannot thank you both enough and all the Essendon team. Our day was truly AMAZING and that comes down to all your hard work to make our dreams come true. It truly was everything we had pictured. The number of comments we got on how lovely the venue was, staff, food etc... we didn't hear one negative comment! Again, thank you so much for absolutely everything ! Mr & Mrs Durrant
Suzi & Matt
Happy couple married in April
May 2023
If we could re-live that day 1000 times over, we w
Hi Jo and Fiona, Thank you so so much for all your hard work this weekend and in the months leading up to it, we have nothing but the highest praise!! We had the most incredible day on Saturday that we’ll never forget and it all went smoothly and seamlessly because of you. I know it takes a lot of work to make things appear so effortless. If we could re-live that day 1000 times over, we would:-) Thanks so much for everything x
Becky & Dave
Happy couple married in August
May 2023
Truly, truly a dream come true
Thank you so so much for everything you did for our big day! It was honestly a dream come true and more. You and your team went above and beyond every expectation we had and every single one of you made sure our day went perfectly. Your professionalism, eye for detail and just your positive attitudes towards it made us so at ease from start to finish. We were gutted it had to end, but you all made it such a day to remember. We can't thank you all enough for everything you did for us. x
Niamh & Gareth
Happy couple married in June
May 2023
We’re so glad we chose Essendon
Gareth and I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for giving us the best wedding day we could have hoped for. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and felt completely relaxed as we knew you and your team had everything in hand. We had so many compliments about the food and the service. Many said it was the best run wedding they had been to. We will be eternally grateful for how understanding you as venue were with our covid postponements and supporting us with our budgets
Marie and Sam
Happy couple married in April
May 2022
It really was a magical day!
Thank you so much for planning and hosting our wedding, it really was a magical day! The help and support with planning the wedding was brilliant. Jo, was amazing and made sure the day went smoothly and to plan, even down to the small details of making sure we had canapés and bringing out the blanket for the golf buggy! You all treated us like royalty making it a truly memorable and special day! The food went down really well, could hear people commenting while they were eating which was lovely. The seabass was cooked perfectly and the chocolate torte was even nicer than when we first tried it!
Wedding: April
April 2022
Wonderful venue!
Beautiful venue. Stunning grounds. Lovely staff.
Location & Contact Details


Bedwell Park, Essendon, Hertfordshire, AL9 6HN, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 - Junction 24/25

Nearest Train Station

Hatfield or Potters Bar

Nearest Airport

Stansted or Luton

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

For us, every wedding we host is incredible and special in its own right, and for each of our clients we aim to give them the 'best wedding ever'.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't rush any decisions, take your time and discuss all options available to you as a couple, have fun and enjoy every moment..

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Personalised mini booze bottles

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Bespoke, Natural, Boho, Country, Rustic.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Bridge, 5 mins drive into our 400 acre countryside - its just stunning.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Anna Williamson (Celebs go dating guru) got married at Essendon.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini beef yorkshire puddings!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese & ham toasties!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The two levels to our stunning barn, connected by a fabulous grand staircase.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The passion, dedication and family feel to our team and bond we have with each of our wedding couples.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftRound of golf for 4 persons on either Championship Course
Bridebook Special Offer£500.00 OFF VENUE HIRE (for remaining 2023 dates)